May 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
hours ago, governor brown unveiled a revised and as you tear government plan. the proposal increases funding for education and -- austere. the proposal increases funding for education and this will leave the state with a $15 billion deficit. he also made a pitch for his november ballot measure to raise income taxes on high earners and boost the state sales tax by .25. >> i said before, it's taken a long time, more than a decade, to get into this mess. we're not gonna get out of it in a year. >> the plan would slash state workers' pay by 5% through either a shorter workweek or cuts in hours and wages. >>> and the growing crisis in sacramento is certain to have a huge impact on the bay area. that includes alameda county where supervisors are already struggling to deal with a budget shortfall. today they will meet to discuss ways to close an $88 million deficit. >>> tomorrow is the deadline for bay area school districts to issue final pink slips for layoffs for the 2012/2013 school year. the preliminary notices were issued to teachers back on march 15th and now two months later, most d
May 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
brown was on hand this morning. >> don't shrink because you have budget cuts. or few taxes. you know, suck it in. [ laughter ] >> we got to build, we got to do it right and this brink, i think it expresses that sense. >> reporter: we have been working on this story since 5:00 a.m. this morning. three hours ago we were under the bridge where we got these beautiful shots and earlier today we were on the marina green and we got a sneak peek at the light show for sunday evening, that could be part of sunday evening's light show. we can tell you david stevenson is working hard on this story and we will bring you the latest tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. live in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> for more details on the weekend celebration and a slide show of photos, head to www.ktvu.com and look for the golden gate bridge tab on the home page. >>> 20 minutes ago a sailing regatta got underway. look at that. this is the first one allowed since last month's deadly crash. news chopper 2 caught these pictures. the race is responsered by the san francisco -- spo
May 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT
revise reached this week, government brown, back in january, his budget included a proposal to eventually shift all juvenile inmates to county facilities but the counties already struggling with adult prisoners sent from state prisons said they just couldn't handle it. >>> this was art visual day for a group of visually-impaired students. >> taking my time. >> they visited the remember them sculptures in downtown oakland. after the visit, they were heading to the studio of the sculpture's creator. >>> richmond city council voted 5-2 last night to put a soda tax proposal on the ballot in november. if approveds it would tack on one penny per ounce on sugary drinks sold in the city. the sporters say the goal is to help children. but critics say it will negatively affect businesses and low income people. the proposed soda tax would generate an estimated $2 million to $8 million and that money would be used to support youth sports and nutrition programs. >>> the amgen tour of california bike race began stage four within the past 90 minutes. [ cheers ] >> racers took off around 11:00 a.m. from
May 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
jerry brown's office. >>> construction crews working on the new eastern span of the bay bridge are reaching another milestone today in its construction. workers finished putting the suspension cable in place last month. now caltrans says the cable is ready to hold the weight of the bridge. more than 17,000 pencil, thick steel wires will be fixed so steel saddles can be placed on them a caltrans spokesperson talked about the milestone late this morning. >> it's a big milestone for us to get to the point where the cable is ready to start receiving those saddles and take the weight of the bridge. >> caltrans says after this stage, workers should be ready to start hanging suspension cables to the deck by the end of the summer. the $6 billion eastern span is set to open september of next year. >>> well, our warm weather pattern over the past few days, coming to an end. in fact, taking a live look outside, looking out towards mt. diablo, a few high clouds, a little bit of haze. the tree on the right portion of your screen getting a little bit of a workout. we have a breeze out there.
May 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, which is the greatest sacrifice anyone can give. >> governor brown hon otherred the fallen -- honored the fallen officers and thanked them for protecting the state and their own communities. >>> ahead -- another quick update on how wall street is doing. >>> and a warning for customers who use amazon.com. it's about something you do not want to see in your e-mail. t d. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. this week a crazy low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! pack your lunches -- marie callender's are just 2 bucks. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. real big deals this week and every week. >>> one analyst says leaders are still waiting to see about the debt crisis in greece. the dow is down 8. nasdaq is up 8. s&p is up 2. >>> an e-mail scam is being sent to amazon.com customers that says amazon.com, your cancellation in the subject line. amazon officials say if you get this e-mail and have not recently placed and or -- an order with them, treat it -- delete it.
May 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT
if governor brown's tax initiative sales. school districts will be allowed to reduce the school year up to 15 days over two academic years if voters don't approve the seals tax in november education could lose $5.5 billion in trigger cuts. currently districts have the option to eliminate five days from the school calendar in order to cut costs. >>> an a fund-raising event to hepburn victims has kicked off in the north bay. a parade of firetrucks it rolling through sonoma and marin county force the relay. the firefighters will be picking up donations from various agencies on the way, and so far more than dollars $11,000 have been raised for the burn victims. the parade of firetrucks left at 8:00 this morning and are expected to arrive at southern marin fire station 1 in sausalito around 5:30 tonight. >>> 10 different fire department and law enforcement agent says moat today. fire officials say the trainees will earn about -- learn about safety systems on hybrid and locate vehicles that are different sources of power and what components to avoid in event of a fire. officials say the voltage in